Utah Jazz at Sacramento Kings NBA Picks & Predictions 10/17/2018
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Golden 1 Center
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The Utah Jazz head to Golden 1 Center to take on the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday, October 17, 2018. The opening line for this game has Utah as 6.5 point favorites.
The Jazz come into this game after finishing last season with an overall record of 48-34. They were 3rd in the Northwest Division. They had a point differential of 4.3 as they averaged 104.1 points per game while giving up 99.8 per contest. The Kings had an overall record of 27-55 last season. They were 4th in the Pacific Division. They averaged 98.8 points per game and surrendered 105.8, good for a point differential of -7.0.
Valuable Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz were 48-45-0 against the spread last season
The Utah Jazz were 44-47-0 against the over/under last year
Important Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings were 39-40-3 against the spread last season
The Sacramento Kings were 39-42-0 against the over/under last year
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
10/10/18 G Raul Neto Hamstring is out indefinitely
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
10/11/18 G Bogdan Bogdanovic Knee is out indefinitely
Rudy Gobert averaged 13.5 points per contest in 32.4 minutes per game last year. He averaged 1.4 assists per game and 10.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage was 62% for the season while his free throw percentage was 68%. Donovan Mitchell comes into this game after averaging 20.5 points per contest while playing 33.4 minutes per night last year. He grabbed 3.7 rebounds per contest and distributed 3.7 assists per game. His FG percentage was 44% while his free throw percentage was 81%.
De'Aaron Fox averaged 11.6 points per game last year and he saw the court an average of 27.8 minutes per game. He also hauled in 2.8 rebounds per game and dished 4.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage was 41% and his free throw percentage was 72%. Buddy Hield scored 13.5 points per contest while playing 25.3 minutes per game last season. He hauled in 3.8 rebounds per contest and had 1.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage was 45% and his free throw percentage was at 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Jazz allowed 99.8 points per contest which was 2nd in the NBA. They also surrendered a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 6th and 17th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents averaged 41.6 rebounds a game which ranked 1st, and they allowed 20.0 assists per game which put them in 1st place in the league. They forced 14.9 turnovers per game which ranked them 25th in the NBA. Utah averaged 104.1 points per contest last year, which was 19th in the league. Their average scoring margin was 4.3 and their shooting percentage was 46% as a unit, which had them ranked 13th. From 3-point territory they shot 37%, which was good for 12th in the NBA. They averaged 43.3 boards per contest and 22.4 assists per game, which ranked them 20th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they were 11th with 14.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Kings gave up 105.8 points per game, which ranked them 14th in the league. Their defense surrendered a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 25th and 29th in those defensive statistics. They ranked 19th with 23.6 dimes allowed per game and 20th with 43.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Kings were 19th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per contest last year. Sacramento was 30th in the NBA with 98.8 points per contest last season. They were 24th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin was -7.0. They shot 38% from beyond the arc, which was good for 4th in the league. They were 28th in the NBA in rebounding with 40.9 boards per contest and 25th in assists per game with 21.6. The Kings were 22nd in turnovers per contest with 13.7.
The Jazz were 16th in the league in defensive rating with 103.9, and their offensive rating of 108.4 was ranked 2nd. They were 25th in the NBA in pace with 95.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% was 9th. As a unit they were 10th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 9th in the NBA. Utah was 7th in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 51%, which was 25th in the NBA.
Sacramento was 18th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 54%, which was 2nd in the league. The Kings were 29th in the NBA in offensive rating with 103.7, and their defensive rating of 111.1 was ranked 28th. In terms of pace they were 30th in the league with 94.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% was 27th. As a team they were 30th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shot 3-pointers on 28% of their shots, ranking 28th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Sacramento -6.5 and over 210 total points
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